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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-09-2012, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm tempted to jump on the Rook as I found last years model new on ebay for $290. Just wasn't sure if the completely flat profile would make turning any easier and if it'd have much pop.
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For me at 145lbs the 54 Rook was one of my all time favorite jump sticks. Plenty of pop. And on top of that zero cam is really my favorite flavour. If that Rook is really in the right size I'd for sure snag it.

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Someone grabbed it up pretty much as soon as I made that post, haha. Fail on me. But oh well! Now I guess I'm deciding between the Signal Omni, Jones Twin, NS Proto, or Arbor Blacklist for an all-in-one.

Or I found a couple deals and I could grab myself both a Rome Artifact Rocker and a Bataleon Riot for a little over the price of one board above. Which I guess would probably better cover my needs of park and speed. But then I'll have to drop more on bindings.
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i have a proto..
i'm 5'9" 165-170lbs and i have the proto 152
feels much longer than a 152, great edge hold, doesn't chatter at high speeds, can take it off jumps..

my only gripe with the board is that it's a little catchy on boxes/rails...

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I have a Rook and A Reverb Rocker. Much prefer the Rook. The Reverb has loads of pop and is fun to butter around at low speed but it feels unstable at high speeds to me. The rook is just solid, the flat base is predictable and stable. Flex pattern is great for presses and butters and there's no lack of pop. Fast base, beefy edges. I usually ride 156cm+ but I downsized to 154 for the rook just to try it and I really like it.

Solstice has last years 154 Rook Mcnett (which is what I have, size 11, 155lb.) and the 156 Rook Austin Smith for $288. They're a west coast shop so shipping might cost a bit but still..

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Well guys, I finally ended up snagging a mint Lib Tech Banana Magic 2011 for $500. Only catch is, its 152cm, which I'm aware is a tad short for my "recommended" length. I haven't had it out yet, but I'm hoping for the best. I find it hard to believe that an 1.5 inches of length could ruin my ride!
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I think the GNU Riders Choice would be worth looking at as a quiver killer.

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Question for anyone, Crimzn mentioned the Rome Artifact Rocker. Any thoughts on that board for a transitioning beginner to intermediate that is looking for a reverse camber with flex?
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super noodle board. Will be my next board but only for park/small hills. I don't know if it would be a good all-mountain board... Hence a quiver killer.

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gracias for the input. any recommendations for a reverse that it is somewhat well rounded?
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